I can’t believe the first full week of 2017 is already gone. So what are your New Years resolutions? I have made a few and will share them next week but would love to hear about yours this weekend.
If you are apart of the 50% of the country who wants to lose weight or at least adopt a healthier lifestyle I applaud you. I am all about that, but I am also about moderation and enjoying life and these sugar cookie bars are perfect for the moderation and enjoying part. They just make me smile.
Sprinkles, Sprinkles and more Sprinkles
Sugar cookies are a favorite of mine. I especially love the ones with sprinkles on top. Growing up my MeeMaw always made crispy sugar cookies but over the years I have come to love a chewy sugar cookie and now I am IN LOVE with sugar cookie bars. They are moist and chewy making for a perfect bite each time.
As I mentioned before I love sprinkles on top of my sugar cookies, but I decided to take it to another level…I put sprinkles inside the cookie bars. Not only are they pretty on the outside but they are pretty and colorful on the inside as well. I tell you these bars just put a smile on my face, it’s like the kid in me comes out.
I used rainbow sprinkles, both big and small, but you can use whatever colors you choose.
The icing on the cake (or cookie)
As much as I love cupcakes & cakes I am super picky about the icing on them. I do not like a heavy icing, I prefer a light and airy icing.
To make this icing light I started with butter and let it whip until it was very light in color and then I slowly added in the powdered sugar. I whipped it until it was light in consistency after each addition of the powdered sugar…it takes a little more time, but for me it makes for a perfect airy frosting.
Salt is also added to the icing. I feel this helps to counter the super sweet powered sugar and just adds a little depth to the icing. Don’t worry it is still sweet.
Now for the color, I wanted to make this batch with an icy blue color icing. You can make your frosting any color you want. With Valentines coming a pretty pink or vibrant red would be perfect and so fun!
These will make you happy
Whether you are trying to eat healthier or not these cookie bars a splurge everyone will love…and I won’t tell anyone if you don’t!